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In comparison with other known syrphine larvae, the larva of A. centropogonis is unusual. All other syrphines of known biology are predators (Rotheray and Gilbert 1999; Rojo et al. 2003), but this species is a leaf-miner. It also has several unique morphological features. These are not unexpected, considering that a shift from a predaceous ancestor has probably occurred.


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Source: Flower flies (Syrphidae)

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